Sunday Afternoon Adventures {Large Family Style}

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For the past couple of summers, Chuck and I have had it a goal to go on Sunday afternoon adventures. We both love the outdoors and love living in the Pacific Northwest. We have found that Sunday afternoons are a great time to visit local parks, State Parks, the beach, or just go on a nice hike.

Sunday afternoon adventures are a great time for us to enjoy family time in the pacific northwest.

 

But if you know anything about me, it’s probably that I hate┬áthe cold and I hate snow. So we generally take these adventures in the summer. But when Chuck recently suggested we go on a Sunday afternoon adventure…despite (because of?) the snow, I just couldn’t say no.

Sunday afternoon adventures are a great time for us to enjoy family time in the pacific northwest.

I mean, when a cute guy asks you out, you say yes. Right?

Especially when Toyota was kind enough to loans us this amazing Land Cruiser for a week. Thank you, Toyota!

Last week we were driving this 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser and I’m pretty sure Chuck just wanted to take it out to test it’s snow capabilities. FYI: it has some real mojo and handled like a dream.

Grabbing sub sandwiches at the grocery store is a great way to fuel us on our Sunday afternoon adventures.

Large Family Travel Tip:

Fast food is expensive for a crew our size so we almost never go to fast food restaurants. What we do on adventures like this is grab a sub sandwich or two, and some chips, and fruit & veggies. We have found this much cheaper and more filling option.

We keep a bin (pictured in this post) stashed in the back of our vehicle that contains:

Cutting board, knife, napkins, garbage bags, sanitizing wipes, cups, and paper plates. This means we can swing into a store and grab subs, or even sandwiches fixings, for a quick on-the-go meal.

Sunday afternoon adventures are a great way to recharge and connect as a family in the Pacific Northwest.

Sunday after church Chuck grabbed two sub sandwiches (eight bucks each at the grocery store), chips and cookies. I brewed a pot of coffee and filled a thermos. Chuck loves tailgating it when we are out adventuring and the kids love eating.

Sunday afternoon adventures are a great time for us to enjoy family time in the pacific northwest.

Sunday afternoon adventures are a great way to recharge and connect as a family in the Pacific Northwest.

These boys are hearty Boy Scouts. They have been winter camping, snow caving, and snowshoeing. The cold doesn’t bother them!

So we were all happy.

Sunday afternoon adventures are a great way to recharge and connect as a family in the Pacific Northwest.

And me? How did I weather the cold?

By eating my lunch in the warm Land Cruiser, sitting on my heated seat, reading on my Kindle. Yeah, it was perfect.

Taking photos in the Pacific Northwest woods.

Jubliee was happy to pose for some photos which thrilled me because I have been envisioning this:

Girl in the woods. Pacific Northwest family adventures.

Girl in the woods. Pacific Northwest family adventures.

Girl in the woods. Pacific Northwest family adventures.

And I was thrilled that she shared my vision.

So I shared my coffee.

Pacific Northwest family photos. Pacific Northwest family photos.

And just when I thought it couldn’t get any better (photographically speaking) it began to snow.

Yeah, it really doesn’t get much better than this!

Pacific Northwest family photos.

Sunday afternoon adventures are a great time for us to enjoy family time in the pacific northwest. Sunday afternoon adventures are a great time for us to enjoy family time in the pacific northwest.

Sunday afternoon adventures. We may just have to do more of these in the winter too.

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  1. CSmith

    I love that car, I want one so bad I’m tempted to take on a car payment. We got one as a loaner when someone hit our car and my 6 year old keeps hoping we’ll be in an “accmident” so we can get it back.
    I can’t believe your snow, we’re heading into spring and my daffodils just bloomed!

    • Renee

      Yeah, it’s pretty great… and I’m pretty sure Chuck’s ready to take on a payment too! This snow was about 30 minutes from our house…the little bit we got here is melted now. Thank goodness!

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